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Oklahoma news briefs for April 9, 2013

Oklahoma news briefs for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Published: April 9, 2013

In brief


Student falls from bus

A Highland East Junior High student was injured Monday afternoon when he fell off a moving bus, police said. The 13-year-old got off the bus in the 300 block of Nancy Jane Court and tried to get back on as the bus drove away, police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said. The boy grabbed a bus window. The bus driver didn't know the boy was holding onto the bus and drove a block and a half before stopping as students yelled to him, Lewis said. Police do not know if the boy fell before or after the bus stopped. The teen suffered a head injury and was taken to OU Medical Center, Lewis said.



Azaleas are in bloom

The azaleas in Honor Heights Park, Honor Heights Drive and 48th Street, are expected to make their colorful appearance this weekend at the city's annual Azalea Festival. Mark Wilkerson, director of Muskogee Parks and Recreation, said the second weekend in April is traditionally the best weekend for azaleas during the monthlong festival. Festival events take place in the park and throughout the city. This Saturday will include the parade and chili cook-off downtown, as well as activities for runners and classic-car enthusiasts. For more information about the festival, call (918) 684-6302.

Susan Hylton, Tulsa World


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